by Roger Koppl
Obama has been a bitter disappointment to me, though not really a surprise. He is skilled at signaling goodness while concentrating benefits and dispersing costs. That’s the norm for elected officials, especially at his level. Bush was an exception because he was only mediocre at signaling goodness and yet a genius at increasing state power. Still you gotta give Obama your props when he deserves them. His statement on the prize was beautiful. That’s the Obama I voted for! Too bad that’s not the Obama making real choices as this Toronto Star op ed by Haroon Siddiqui chronicles.